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Choirboys to walk oldies down memory lane


Legendary Australian band, Choirboys will headline the country's first Over 40s' rock concert in Townsville on October 20, it was announced today (August 31, 2012).

Not too old to Dance will mark the first time a 10-hour music event has been staged exclusively for those music-lovers who lived through the golden ages of 70s' and 80s' pub rock.

The brains behind the operation, event organiser Margie Ryder said the addition of Choirboys to the Not too old to Dance line-up was a dream come true.

"Not too old to Dance is about us oldies having the chance to relive our glory days; and nobody symbolises the Aussie pub rock scene like Choirboys," said Mrs Ryder.

"The iconic band is a valuable addition to an already choc-full line-up. Some of Queensland's best cover bands will take the stage throughout the afternoon to tick off all the must-hear tunes from Cold Chisel,Rose Tattoo, Daddy Cool, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin… you name, you'll hear it.

"Then Choirboys will be the big finish, playing all their hits including the much-loved Run to Paradise."

The full line-up also includes Back'n'Business, Godfathers of Funk, Alien8, LIVE WIRE and Mid-Life Crisis.

Tickets to Not too old to Dance are now available at www.not2old2dance.com and will be on sale at Party Shop Townsville, 90 Charters Towers Road, as of Monday, September 3, 2012. However, keen concert goers are urged to get in quick as only 3,000 tickets are up for sale.

"We've capped ticket sales at 3,000 so that attendees will have plenty of room to get together a group of friends, spread out on a blanket, have a few relaxed drinks and dance into the night," Mrs Ryder said.

About Not too old to Dance
In 2011, at a Cold Chisel concert in Townsville, 43-year-old Richard Fuller was slapped with a $450 fine and told he was "too old to dance" after security guards threw him out of the concert for some harmless dancing in the aisle. The incident garnered national media coverage and sparked fierce support for Fuller's case.

Inspired by Mr Fuller's story, Margie Ryder created Not too old to Dance, a charitable event for the thousands of over 40s who enjoy an opportunity to let their hair down and rock on, while supporting a good cause.

Not too old to Dance will be held at Townsville's Tony Ireland Stadium on October 20, 2012 from 12pm to 10pm. Tickets cost $62.50 and are available online or at Party Shop Townsville, 90 Charters Towers Road.

$10 from every ticket sold will be donated to beyondblue to help address the issues associated with depression, anxiety and related illnesses.

For more information, tickets and to join the Not too old to Dance mailing list go to www.not2old2dance.com.

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